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Swiss prosecutor in FIFA corruption probe quits after being cleared

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said on Friday.

Swiss parliament approves ‘gender quotas’ for big businesses

The Swiss parliament has voted for gender quotas in the boardrooms of large publicly-traded companies.

Russian rouble climbs as Brent rises to $70

The Russian rouble rallied to multi-month peaks on Wednesday after the price of Brent crude rose to 70 dollars per barrel.

Swiss journalists detained, interrogated in United Arab Emirates

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have detained two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS while they were covering the opening of the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, and held them for two days.

Ruble bounces off against dollar

The Russian ruble bounced off four-week highs against the dollar on Friday, pressured by globally increased risk aversion that outweighed support from higher oil prices.

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National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs)

National Hospital inaugurates executive wing

National Hospital, Abuja, on Thursday, inaugurated an executive wing to cater for the health needs of Very Important Personalities (VIPs).

Train crash leaves at least 7 dead in Turkish capital

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least seven people and injured more than 40, local media report.

West Ham and Crystal Palace in talks to sign Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder and three times Premier League winner, Yaya Toure, has set his heart on returning to England following his ill-fated spell at Olympiakos.

NIGCOMSAT expresses concern over inability to achieve 30% broadband penetration

Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd has expressed concern over inability to achieve its earlier intended 30 per cent broadband penetration to ease internet access in the country.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

2019: INEC clarifies position on IDP voting

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission’s decision to allow Internally Displaced Persons vote in 2019 is restricted to Nigerians living within our borders.